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About Les Halles Park Avenue
Even among the plethora of dining options in New York City, Les Halles on Park Avenue stands out from the rest. The rich mahogany, warm colors and French decor match beautifully with this Parisian brasserie-style restaurant. This restaurant is known for two things. The first are Les Halles' cuts of meat. French butchering and wet aging make the meat delicious and tender. The second are the award-winning French fries.
The menu at Les Halles is extensive, pleasing most anyone's palate whether it's for lunch or dinner. Opt for a signature steak such as the faux-filet Bercy, or branch out and try coq au vin, rooster cooked in wine and bacon. Pair the meal with a selection of vintage wine and finish with a tarte, flambée or sorbet.
New York, NY 10016
Hours of Operation:
* Breakfast: 8 am - 11 am
* Lunch: 11 am - 4 pm
* Dinner: 4 pm - 12 midnight
Weekends & Holidays:
* Breakfast: 8 am - 12 noon
* Brunch: 12 noon - 4 pm
* Dinner: 4 pm - 12 midnight
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On a limited basis and menu decisions are made on a case by case basis.
The 6 Train at the 28th Street stop
Private Party Facilities:
The original plaster moldings date from the early 1900’s when the building was erected to house a restaurant specialized in healthy foods. The most famous menu item at the time (a blend of fresh vegetable juiced to order) was later licensed and bottled under the brand V8!
Private Party Contact:
Chad Combs: (212) 679-4111
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Les Halles Park Avenue - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Recently we brought family visiting from Europe to eat here and from the service to the food, it was an average experience. The food was good but greasy and the service was ok. They were slow to refill water, walked away without taking everyone's orders, and The restaurant can do better but for the time being we will not be returning.
Les Halles did a very nice job for us at Xmas this year. There was one issue. A member of our party has a severe (life threatening) allergy to tomatoes and lycopene). The kitchen put tomato on her Salad Nicoise. We sent it back and they remade the tuna and then we got some bernaise and some steamed spinach and all was well. The table side crepe suzettes were fun.
I've been a Bourdain fan for years and I even have Les Halles cookbook. I know Bourdain isn't running the show backstage anymore but I still had high expectations for good French bistro fare. This meal surpassed them. Well done! Try the deviled eggs and even the burger a cheval.
Went here just before Christmas. A French feel and vibrant atmosphere. The food, wine and service were all good - friendly, efficient, well-informed and professional. Good value for money and all beautifully cooked and presented. We will be back on our next visit to NYC.
The food was very good but the service was rushed a bit . The seats were so tight that one had to have the waiter move the table back to get out of the seat and maneuver to exit the area without disturbing folks right next to your table. Not fancy and upscale like one would think but still overall four stars, mainly because the food was good.
If noise is a sign of success then this place is very successful.
Food was good/ok.
Very busy but this is New York and the place has a famous owner.
Recommend-yes if in the area
They went on about how their French fries have won awards---but I did not see any trophies any where and personally In and Out and McDonalds are just as good and maybe better.
Staff was very friendly.
Got there 15 minutes before the reservation and was seated 25 minutes after. That would have been okay except it took a good 5-10 minutes for the bartender to get anyone a drink (I had to wait for others, but the bar isn't that big and there appeared to be two bartenders.) Food was good to very good, though my knife couldn't cut butter, so it really struggled with hanger steak. I have to add one server had body odor so strong that my date gagged every time he walked by, and another one was only bearable when not serving water.
Eating at a celebrity chef's restaurant can often lead to disappointment, but not at Les Halles on Park Ave S. Not only was the food outstanding, so was the service, from the front desk hostesses to the servers. The drinks were true, not watered down. The escargot was delicate and not overpowered by garlic. The baked brie with honey and peppercorn was a delicious surprise to our tastebuds. We each had steak and frites, one with béarnaise and one with shallot sauce, perfectly medium rare as requested. The chocolate mousse for dessert was outstanding. Though it can be a bit loud, that was part of the fun, being around other patrons enjoying the food, drink and relaxed atmosphere. Can't wait to return to NYC and Les Halles!
Noise level not that bad (Sat evening during busy Christmas season)
Steak was excellently seasoned, fries delicious, brie also great, chocolate mousse delicious
I did not mind the dim lighting
Other reviews are a little ridiculous
Food was bland and overcooked, service was all-together inconsistent. For a $30 dish of pork, it tasted like a glorified TV dinner. Dry and flavorless.
At the beginning of the meal, there were multiple check ins every few minutes before we'd had a chance to review menu - after placing order, it was almost far too spare.
We went to Les Halles Park Avenue mainly because we watch Anthony Bourdain's shows on TV and wanted to check out his boast that his "fries" are the best in the world. I would say that they are very good, but the best? I am not so sure. Maybe it is because I like my fries (frites) a little more crispy. The hangar steak was excellent and very flavorful. Everything ordered by our party got great reviews. The wait staff were very pleasant and the food was on time and hot. The dessert menu was fun and we had Crepe Suzette which they "flamed" at the table. Something we are not used to seeing anymore. It was a great touch and everyone in our party loved it. It is now on our list of restaurants to visit when we are in NYC.
I was quite excited for my 2nd visit Les Halles for an intimate get-together with a few friends last week, specially since it was the only place I found that offered Cassoulet in the city. My boyfriend and I had been craving for this dish for several weeks, so you can imagine the anticipation.
Didn't expect the place to be as noisy as it was, but you had a full house that night. Everything went well except, perhaps because of the noise, our waiter didn't understand our questions about the wines and we got a bottle that we didn't ask for. We ended up drinking it anyways. Similarly, one of our guests asked questions about the foie gras as he wanted the traditional dish and the waiter guaranteed it was. Unfortunately, it wasn't as our friend expected but we just exchanged dishes and he had my cassoulet instead.
The waiter was nice, but was just a bit over-confident hence the misunderstandings. Might be a good idea to remind them that part of customer service is to listen carefully and repeat the order back to the customer to avoid any issues thereafter.
We will come back as the food was good, but perhaps on nights when it isn't as crowded and noisy.
Poor service at dinner. Steak and frites, Brie, and bananas foster were good. Escargot was chewy without much taste and bread tasted stale. Ordered two drinks each and would've drank more had our server been more attentive. Our server walked by our table for about 20 minute until he came back after we asked the bus boy and a server nearby to get our server so we could order dessert and then again to get the check.
Hi team- I went to Les Halles last Saturday. We made an 8:45p reservation and didn't get sat until 10p. They said it was because opentable overbook them. I don't know who was at fault but it was extremely disappointing. I hope this opentable issue doesn't happen again in the future. We missed our movie that night.
I had been to Les Halle before and had a stellar meal and all around experience. I was so excited to take a friend who is a foodie and who had not been to NYC. Our waiter started out good but as the restaurant got busier he became non-existent. My friend's steak was like shoe leather and needed to be sent back and another table mate's salad was missing key ingredients. I had to flag down another staff member to request a manager. My scallops were beyond amazing; however, I finished my dinner and the waiter had never returned to check our meal while they sat there. The manager was very responsive but it was a lackluster experience. I would go again but I wouldn't make it a priority for a newbie again.
Having been an Anthony Bourdain fan for years, I was excited about experiencing dining at Les Halles. Although our server, Brad, was fabulous and did his very best to provide a great experience, I have to say the food was just okay. The frites are touted to be world-famous. But in all honesty, I would rank them on par with McDonald's. Sounds harsh, but it is the truth. On the other hand, the drinks are inventive and the Manhattan is superb.
And although most NYC restaurants have a high noise level, Les Halles is definitely on the high end and it is difficult to have a conversation without having to raise your voice.
We have been eating hear for years and have been doing Thanskgiving dinner there now for about 4 years now. With that said, we where very disappointed when we arrive 10 mins earlier for our 6:00 reservation and were taken to our table that was a corner booth with 2 chairs placed on the outside of the booth for 8 people. Which meant that 6 of us had to sit in the booth which comfortable would fit 4 ( mind you we are all on the silimar side and one is a 7 year old child.) but it was impossible to sit 6 people in the booth. You have to take turns to cut your food because there was no elbow room.
So I informed the young lady that we could not sit there confortable and which said she couldn't do anything about. I pointed out that there where several tables empty, of which 2 where set up for parties of 8 so why couldn't we take one of those. She still said no! That those tables were for bigger parties, I said 8 because we are 8! I guessing she can't count. I stood my ground and told her if you can fit 5 people in the booth and be able to eat then we will sit there.
Only we I said that did she finally decide to give us a table, that we could all sit comfortably in.
Interesting enough the booth finally was used. 4 in the booth and 1 siting on the outside of the corner, 3 persons less the us.
We where super annoyed that we had to start off our evening that way. When all took was a bit of commonsense to see that it was impossible to sit there comfortably. You would think we where eating fast food and not dropping $700 for dinner.
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